Cayenne

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Cayenne is the capital city of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.wikipedia
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French Guiana

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Cayenne is the capital city of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.
(Its population is less than 1/200 the population of Metropolitan France.) Half of its 296,711 inhabitants in 2019 lived in the metropolitan area of Cayenne, its capital.

Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana
It is located 268 km from Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni and 64 km from Kourou.
Some 60 km northwest of the French Guianese capital Cayenne the Kourou River empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

South America

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Cayenne is the capital city of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America.

Portuguese conquest of French Guiana

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It was captured by an Anglo-Portuguese force at the invasion of Cayenne in 1809 and administered from Brazil until 1814, when it was returned to French control.
The Portuguese conquest of French Guiana was an 1809 military operation against Cayenne, capital of the South American colony of French Guiana, in the scope of the Napoleonic Wars.

Cayenne River

Cayenne
The city stands on a former island at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the Atlantic coast.
Formed by the Cascades River and the Tonnégrande River, it flows into the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Cayenne, forming a large estuary, about 2 km long.

Guianese Socialist Party

PSG
The current mayor is Marie-Laure Phinéra-Horth, a former member of the Guianese Socialist Party who is supported by various left-wing parties.
It controls since then only the Cayenne municipality.

Latin America

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A branch of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, located in Cayenne, conducts research on tropical and endemic local diseases and is renowned throughout Latin America.

Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport

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The Félix Eboué International Airport is the only international airport serving Cayenne. Cayenne is served by the Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport, which is located in the neighbouring commune of Matoury.
It is located near the commune of Matoury, 13 km southwest of French Guiana's capital city of Cayenne.

Salvation's Islands

Îles du SalutÎle RoyaleRoyal Island
The major port of Dégrad des Cannes is on the estuary of the river Mahury, replacing Larivot and the Îles du Salut.
Although closer to Kourou, the islands are part of Cayenne commune (municipality), specifically Cayenne 1 er Canton Nord-Ouest.

Léopold Héder

Leopold Heder
In 1823, the Reverend Father Nicolas Guiller and Baron Pierre Bernard Milius, administrator of French Guiana decided to replace the old church of Cayenne, the Church of St. Nicholas to the current place Leopold Heder.
Léopold Héder (born August 16, 1918, in Cayenne, French Guiana, and died June 9, 1978, in Cambo-les-Bains, France) was a socialist politician from French Guiana who served in the French National Assembly from 1962 to 1967 and in the French Senate from 1971 to 1978.

Félix Éboué

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There is a statue of Félix Éboué, an illustrious Guianan character, in place of the Merlet fountain.
Born in Cayenne, French Guiana, the grandson of slaves, Félix was the fourth of a family of five brothers.

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Fort Cépérou

Cépérou
To the west of this area lies Fort Cépérou, built in the 17th century, though now mostly in ruins.
Fort Cépérou was a fort that protected the city of Cayenne, French Guiana.

Dégrad des Cannes

Degrad des Cannes
The major port of Dégrad des Cannes is on the estuary of the river Mahury, replacing Larivot and the Îles du Salut.
Built in 1969, it replaced the old harbor of Cayenne which was congested and couldn't cope with modern traffic.

Pasteur Institute

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A branch of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, located in Cayenne, conducts research on tropical and endemic local diseases and is renowned throughout Latin America.

Carnival

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The carnival is one of the major events of the Capital.
On Sunday afternoons, major parades fill the streets of Cayenne, Kourou, and Saint-Laurent du Maroni.

Matoury

Cayenne is served by the Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport, which is located in the neighbouring commune of Matoury.
Matoury is a southern suburb of Cayenne, the préfecture and largest city of French Guiana.

Devil's Island

Devil’s Islanda former French penal colonya notorious penal colony
The 1955 film We're No Angels involves three prisoners who escape from Devil's Island and settle incognito into a family store in Cayenne.
In addition to the prisons on each of the three islands in the Salut island group, the French constructed three related prison facilities on the South American mainland, just across the straits at Kourou; 30 miles (48 km) east in Cayenne, which later became the capital of French Guiana; and a hundred miles (160 km) west at St. Laurent.

Jardin botanique de Cayenne

The Jardin botanique de Cayenne is the city's botanical garden.
The Jardin botanique de Cayenne (3 hectares) is a botanical garden located at the end of the Avenue Charles de Gaulle, adjacent to the university, in Cayenne, French Guiana.

Communes of the Guyane department

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Remire-Montjoly

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French Guiana's main seaport is the port of Dégrad des Cannes, located on the estuary of the Mahury River, in the commune of Remire-Montjoly, a south-eastern suburb of Cayenne.
Remire-Montjoly is a suburb of Cayenne, the capital préfecture and largest city of French Guiana.

Mahury

Mahury River
The major port of Dégrad des Cannes is on the estuary of the river Mahury, replacing Larivot and the Îles du Salut. French Guiana's main seaport is the port of Dégrad des Cannes, located on the estuary of the Mahury River, in the commune of Remire-Montjoly, a south-eastern suburb of Cayenne.
The Mahury is an extended estuary of French Guiana southeast of Cayenne.

Footprints Under the Window

In The Hardy Boys #12: Footprints Under the Window, the Hardys' investigations take them to Cayenne.
Realizing that several clues point to the involvement of people from Baredo, Frank and Joe and their friend Chet Morton fly down to Cayenne, French Guiana, and then go by boat to Baredo in the nearby Huellas to investigate.

Cayenne Cathedral

Cathédrale of Saint-Sauveur de CayenneSt Saviour's Cathedral, Cayenne
Other buildings in the city include Cayenne Cathedral, municipal library, the municipal museum and a museum of French Guianese Culture (Musée des Cultures Guyanaise) and a scientific research institute (IRD or Institut de recherche pour le développement, formerly Orstom).
It is a national monument of France, located in the town of Cayenne, capital of French Guiana.